During this live water itc experiment conducted by Tim Wood, many ghost pictures were caught on camera by our live audience. Water ITC or Hydromancy (Ancient Greek ὑδρομαντεία, water-divination, from ὕδωρ, water, and μαντεία, devination) is a method of spirit divination / spirit communication by means of water, including the color, ebb and flow, or ripples produced by pebbles dropped in a pool.
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The Jesuit M. A. Del Rio (1551–1608) described several methods of water ITC. The first method described depicts a ring hanging by a string that is dipped into a vessel of water which was shaken. A judgment or prediction is made by the number of times which the ring strikes the sides of the vessel.
A second method is when three pebbles are thrown into standing water and observations are made from the circles formed when the objects strike the water.
The third method described depended upon the agitation of the water, this custom was prevalent among Oriental Christians for annually baptizing that element.
A fourth method used colors of the water and figures appearing in it. The Roman philosopher Marcus Terentius Varro reported that many prognostications were made in this way concerning the Mithradatic Wars during Rome’s conquest of Greece from 86 to 63 BC. He noted that:
“…in Tralles a boy, gazing at an image of Mercury in water, sang the things that were to happen in one hundred and sixty verses to those who asked him about the outcome of the Mithridatic War in a magical consultation.”
This branch of divination proved so important that it was given a separate name and there arose from it the divination of fountains whose waters were frequently visited.
Pausanias (2nd century AD) described the fountain near Epidaurus dedicated to Ino into which loaves were thrown by worshipers hoping to receive an oracle from the goddess. If the loaves were accepted they sank in the water which meant good fortune, but if they were washed up from the fountain it meant bad luck.
A custom of ancient Germanic tribes was to throw newborn children into the Rhine. It was thought if the child was of spurious parenthood he would drown, but if he was legitimate he would swim. Such a custom appears to be a precursor of the 17th century custom of “swimming witches” perhaps related to the Anglo-Saxon law of trial by water.
In a fifth method of hydromancy mysterious words are pronounced over a glass of water, then observations are made of its spontaneous ebullience.
In the sixth method a drop of oil was let drop into a vessel of water, this furnished a mirror through which wondrous things became visible. This, Del Rio said, is the Modus Fessanus.
The seventh method of water ITC was cited by Clemens Alexandrinus who claimed that women of Germany watched the whirls and courses of rivers for prognostic interpretations. The identical fact was mentioned by J. L. Vives in his Commentary upon St. Augustine.
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